Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

 

Women who are at risk for breast cancer should be getting more vitamin D.

Scientists at the Imperial College London have found that vitamin D levels are lower in women with advanced breast cancer compared to the early stages of cancer.

Previous studies have shown that women living in higher latitudes and those who have less sun exposure also have a higher incidence of breast cancer.

Studies conducted in laboratory tests show that vitamin D can stop cancer cells from dividing.

Sources:

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/vitamind.htm

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2006-10-16T230640Z_01_L16540313_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-CANCER-BREAST-DC.XML&src=rss

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